Saturday 3 June 2006

Macs in Scotland

I went through to Glasgow yesterday, and, as one does, took a few photos, had a few beers, went to Borders and just wandered around.

As I was walking along the Great Western Road I spotted and called into the Glasgow Apple Shop and had a wee peek at the new MacBook. I'd quite forgotten that I had my Nikon dangling from the neck when the salesman came up to me and asked, "Do you have your USB cable with you?" After a quick double take I realised that he wanted me to download my pictures onto the MacBook and perhaps be inspired to buy one of these desirable machines there and then.

I responded: "It's not a digital, it's a film camera."

You could have knocked him down with a feather.

"Eh, you mean, like it's using emulsion? It looks just like a D1." As if I'm from the stone ages, or at least 2004.

"D1," I countered. "That's been replaced by the D2, and the D2x, and this week, by the D2xs."

"Oh, I didn't know about that." He was so 2005.

I didn't buy the MacBook and ended up here instead where I read my pre-digital newspaper.

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David Farrer said...

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andrew duffin
Wot, you mean you are not still using an FM2N? Shame on you! 
The bomb-proof unimprovable imho.  
Don't bother with this new-fangled electronics stuff, it'll never catch on.

5 June 2006, 13:37:29 GMT+01:00
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Gordon Stevenson
'typo' in prole.

4 June 2006, 00:40:57 GMT+01:00
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Gordon Stevenson
One of Heraghty's regulars, Jack McLean, was recently sacked somewhat unceremoniously by the Glasgow Herald, whose Leftist convivium of letter-writers must have become scunnered with the lowbrow directionless witterings of the sciolistic inebriate. 
McLean appeared on a Discovery Channel programme called Bob's World and confirmed my far from humble opinion that the witless Glaswegian vulgarian represented that cesspit of prolaterian degradation to perfection.

4 June 2006, 00:30:04 GMT+01:00